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externalDeputy PM urges Kherson Oblast residents to leave amid Ukrainian plans for southern counteroffensive

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July 11, 2022 3:13 amby The Kyiv Independent news desk

In a televised address on July 10, Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk urged civilians in temporarily occupied Kherson Oblast to evacuate, as Ukraine’s Armed Forces are planning a counteroffensive in southern Ukraine. “I know for sure that there should not be women and children there, and that they should not become human shields,” Vereshchuk said. She did not indicate when the Ukrainian counteroffensives will occur.

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